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Small company startup in a community of big behemoths

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at TexelTek full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Fantastic salary, benefits, 401(k), generous bonuses
- Great for software engineers who want to work with actual new technologies: NodeJS, Ruby-on-Rails, Clojure, Scala, Groovy-on-Grails, etc
- Small company feel: everybody knows your name

Cons

- Lots of turnover
- If you don't mesh well with the culture, you'll feel left out and alienated from the rest of the engineers
- Sometimes it feels like the management has no idea what they're doing; lots of headbutting, clashes between senior leaders
- Small company feel: lots of gossip, "alpha hens," some engineers think they walk on water

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everybody has talents but a lot of times those talents go under-utilized or un-utilized completely. Learn what people's strengths are not just from a technical perspective but also from a leadership or support perspective, and help those folks apply their skills.

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Other Reviews for TexelTek

  1.  

    A purpose motivated company with a true focus on both employees and customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at TexelTek

    Pros

    TexelTek is a company focused on delivering innovative technical solutions to challenging problem sets. This company focuses on providing an employee friendly workplace environment that makes it a fun and exciting place to work. The people that make up the company represent the best in the industry. The capabilities that this company delivers are truly impressive.

    Cons

    TexelTek is a fast past company and is not for the faint at heart. If you are considering working here, be prepared to hit the ground running. The work is exciting but the learning curve can be steep. Slackers need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive Salaries and Great Benefits Not Worth the Negatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TexelTek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, Great benefits, Company picnics in the summer and winter, spacious working area with many perks. For those who work there, the company works hard to make sure you're physically comfortable with new computers, office furniture, new kitchens filled with snacks, waffle-makers, and FREE bagels every Friday. Excellent place to work if you are a software developer.

    Cons

    The Cons far outweigh the Pros for TexelTek. The company is incredibly mismanaged. Those in management positions rarely have any experience being a manager or supervisor and so problems aren't handled fairly, those in leadership positions will often push disciplinary responsibilities on to those who should not be doing them. Problems and harassment-cases are ignored. Negative behavior is promoted. The company is unprofessional and strives to keep that reputation. In the community, TexelTek has a negative reputation and they counter it with an attitude that everyone who does not work for them is ignorant and incompetent.

    Even though TexelTek is supposed to work with an Agile Development process, they hardly do. Development usually consisted of people rushing to complete projects or just doing whatever they felt like. The team constantly shuffled around Product Owners due to the high-stress environment and the honoring of Software Developers over the Subject Matter Experts.

    The environment is generally stressful and hostile. Employees are on edge, always acting like someone is out to get them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if the management actually meant what they said when they say "We're a family." I would suggest that they also put more effort into creating a professional work environment if they actually want to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
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